Springboks

Meyer’s selection shocker

MARK KEOHANE writes that Heyneke Meyer’s failure to include Elton Jantjies in the Bok match 23 cannot be excused or justified.

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Heaslip skipper as Strauss starts

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports Jamie Heaslip has been named Ireland captain for Saturday’s Test against the Springboks, while South Africa-born Richardt Strauss will make his Test debut.

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Rise up, Ruan

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, writes Ruan Pienaar needs to make the transition from a highly competent Test player to a dominant one.

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ANC slams Bok coach

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says Heyneke Meyer ‘is not keen on putting black players in the team’.

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Three starts a must for Lambie

JON CARDINELLI writes that Pat Lambie must be granted an extended starting opportunity this November if Heyneke Meyer hopes to obtain conclusive answers to the flyhalf question.

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Lambie gets his break

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports Pat Lambie will start at flyhalf against Ireland, while Morne Steyn is still in the mix.

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Pat won’t be pigeonholed

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, reports Pat Lambie wants to challenge the perception that he is primarily a running flyhalf who will be asked to venture out of his comfort zone tactically with the Springboks.

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Double boost for Boks

RYAN VREDE, in Dublin, writes Jean de Villiers and Francois Louw participated fully in Tuesday’s training session and will start against Ireland on Saturday.

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